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venticool is the international ventilative cooling platform launched in October 2012 to accelerate the uptake of ventilative cooling  by raising awareness, sharing experience and steering research and development efforts in the field of ventilative cooling. The platform supports better guidance for the appropriate implementation of ventilative cooling strategies as well as adequate credit for such strategies in building regulations. The platform philosophy is to pull resources together and to avoid duplicating efforts to maximize the impact of existing and new initiatives. venticool will join forces with organizations with significant experience and/or well identified in the field of ventilation and thermal comfort like AIVC (www.aivc.org) and REHVA (www.rehva.eu).

The platform was officially launched during the 33rd AIVC-2nd TightVent conference in Copenhagen, Oct. 10-11 2012 hosting 4 topical sessions on ventilative cooling. It has been initiated by INIVE EEIG with (International Network for Information on Ventilation and Energy Performance) with the financial and/or technical support of its partners.

Ventilative cooling in energy performance legislations

Because of their increasing weight on building design options, energy performance regulations have undoubtedly become key market drivers. This is a specific concern for ventilative cooling strategies as they require rather mature assessment methods for thermal comfort and ventilation losses to be correctly accounted for. In fact, adequate credit for ventilative cooling should account for thermal comfort criteria as well as ideally, indoor air quality, visual comfort, and noise. It should reflect the effective cooling potential which greatly varies within a single day, calling for rather sophisticated calculations seldom used in regulations. The good news is that CEN standards (in particular, EN 15251 and EN 15242) provide methods that could fill the gap. In any case, this will be a clear focus area of the ventilative cooling platform.

Favorite Energy Efficiency and Indoor Climate in Buildings is out! Edition of April 2020

The April 2020 issue of the “Energy Efficiency and Indoor Climate in Buildings” newsletter has just been released. This monthly online newspaper contains relevant information on the Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre (AIVC), the building and ductwork airtightness platform (TightVent Europe), the international platform on ventilative cooling (venticool), the Indoor Environmental Quality – Global Alliance (IEQ-GA) & EU relevant information. The paper is available at the first week of every month at: http://news.inive.org/

We would like to encourage you to subscribe to get informed on a regular basis on our platforms’ activities.

Favorite [Changes due to COVID-19] 6-13-19 May 2020, AIVC Workshop, Urban Home Ventilation

[COVID-19 update] Due to the restrictions related to COVID-19, the organizers have decided to replace the AIVC 2020 workshop physical event by 3 webinars to be held on:

  1. Wednesday May 6th, 2020 at 15:00-16:30 (CET)
  2. Wednesday May 13th, 2020 at 15:00-16:30 (CET)
  3. Tuesday May 19th, 2020 at 15:00-16:30 (CET)

Setting sustainable urban development goals and developing energy efficient solutions for buildings are crucial elements of climate action. Urban living is introducing new challenges both for architectural design and technical solutions. Ventilation systems have an important impact both on energy use as well as indoor climate and health in buildings. So, how can we develop good home ventilation solutions fit for urban living?

The Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre (AIVC) together with the Oslo Metropolitan University (OsloMet) and SINTEF Community are organizing 3 webinars to provide insights from national and international experiences in the field.

For further information on registration, detailed programme etc. please visit the AIVC website at: https://www.aivc.org/event/changes-due-covid-19-6-13-19-may-2020-aivc-workshop-urban-home-ventilation

Favorite Save the date for the AIVC 2020 Workshop “Urban Home Ventilation” – 6 May 2020

Mark your calendars for the upcoming AIVC 2020 International Workshop “Urban Home Ventilation”  to be held on May 6th, 2020  in Oslo, Norway! The workshop will start at 08:30 AM and finish at 04:00PM. It will take place at OsloMet (Pilestredet 46, Oslo, Norway). The main focus will be on  ventilation requirements, trends, and quality, moisture and comfort control and kitchen ventilation. Information on registration, programme, speakers etc. will follow soon, so stay tuned.

Favorite venticool newsletter issue #15 – December 2019, now available!

The 15th issue of the venticool newsletter is now available! Specific contents include:

  • Foreword
  • IEA EBC Annex 80 on resilient cooling
  • Feedback from the 40th AIVC & 6th venticool conference: Summary of the ventilative cooling & HVAC track
  • Ongoing standardization projects on ventilative cooling, and natural & hybrid ventilation systems
  • 14 ‐16 September 2020 – 41st AIVC – ASHRAE IAQ & 9th TightVent ‐7th venticool joint conference in Athens, Greece
  • Sustainable Energy for ALL (SEforALL)

To download the newsletter please visit: https://venticool.eu/venticool-publications/newsletters/

Favorite Call for abstracts for the 41st AIVC – ASHRAE – IAQ – 9th TightVent & 7th venticool joint Conference | 14-16 September 2020 Athens, Greece

The 41st AIVC – ASHRAE IAQ joint Conference “IAQ 2020: Indoor Environmental Quality Performance Approaches Transitioning from IAQ to IEQ” will be held during the 14th & 16th of September 2020 in Athens, Greece. It will be a joint event combined with the 9th TightVent and the 7th venticool conferences.

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) has been the core of ASHRAE’S IAQ series of conferences for the past 30 years. This conference will expand from Indoor Air Quality to Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ). IEQ includes air quality, thermal comfort, acoustics, and illumination and their interactions. The particular focus of this conference is on performance approaches including the metrics, systems, sensors and norms necessary to implement them.

Conference topics

  • Health and Well-being: Appropriate technical and operational definitions
  • Performance Metrics: For all aspects of IEQ
  • Interactions: Interactions between IEQ parameters
  • Occupant Behavior: How behavior impacts IEQ and how IEQ impacts behavior – psychological dimensions of IEQ
  • Smart Sensors and Big Data: Sensor properties, data management, cybersecurity, applications
  • Smart Controls: Equipment properties, commissioning, equivalence
  • Resilience and IEQ: Responding to climate change and disasters
  • Ventilation: Mechanical, passive, natural and hybrid systems
  • Air Tightness: Trends, methods and impacts
  • Thermal Comfort: Dynamic approaches, health impacts and trends
  • Policy and Standards: Trends, impacts, implications

Deadlines

  • Submission of abstract, December 9, 2019
  • Notification of decision on abstract, February 12, 2020
  • Submission of complete manuscript, April 17, 2020
  • Final acceptance, June 12 2020

Keynote Speakers

  • Philomena Bluyssen, Professor of Indoor Environment, TU Delft
  • Richard de Dear, Ph.D., Director, Indoor Environmental Quality Laboratory, University of Sydney
  • Mariana Figuiero, Director of the Lighting Research Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Dr. Benjamin Jones, Associate Professor, University of Nottingham
  • Cath Noakes, PhD, FIMechE, FIHEEM, Professor of Environmental Engineering for Buildings, University of Leeds
  • Stephanie Taylor MD, M Architecture, CIC, FRSPH(UK), MCABE, Taylor Healthcare Consulting, Inc.

Abstract Submission

Abstract submission is open at: https://www.conftool.org/IAQ2020/

Registration

Registration is not yet open. Once open, a link will be available here

For more information, please visit https://www.ashrae.org/conferences/topical-conferences/indoor-environmental-quality-performance-approaches or contact meetings@ashrae.org.